F3 Knoxville

Backstage – Guest Q

Note: Backstage from central Illinois was our Q.



Motivators, Mountain Man Poopers, Tappy Taps, Plank Line Jump Overs (200 yards)

Thang 1:

Conductor Dueling: 2 Pax raced to 10 Blockees while everyone else does whatever exercise is called. Losing Pax does 3 more blockees.

Tree Trimmers
Boot beaters
Over Unders
Slo Mo Throws
Turkish Getups
Big Boys

Thang 2:

Murder Kings / Dr Ws
Cusack Carry / T-Bombs-Bear Crab Rolls

Thang 3:



One Calls
Twerkin-Sun Salutations
10 Reverse Snow Angel Toe Touches


When your in the wrong truck you can pretend you’re not, be demanding or admit it and get out. Pretending is Sadclownism. Being demanding (blaning others) is a mid life cridis. Tge most correct thing to do is get out. Thats what F3 is all about! Aye!?

The Hidden Hundred Reps

THE SCENE: First day of the year I broke out the old tank top if that tells you anything. Absolutely beautiful morning!

29 Side Straddle Hop, 10 tempo merkins, 10 tempo squats, 10 imperial squat walkers, inchworm of death


Basically, work your way back and forth on the Grinder for the duration. 5 pull-ups on one end, 15 dips on the other. Stop at 5, 10, 15, 20 lines going both ways to do reps of the first exercise below (then second on you next lap, etc). Lunges and crawls are all done in between the lines. Burnie to the dips, run back to start.

  • Good mornings / lunge forward / lunge backwards
  • Merkins / bear crawl forward / crab walk back
  • BBS / lunges again
  • Side lunge (single count) / bears and crabs again

5, 10, 15, 20 are all lines. Lunges and crawls are all done in between the lines.

20 hello dolly, 20 super swims, 20 scissor kicks, 20 super slaps. All in cadence.

14 PAX

Read this quote from the opening to the album “Worthy” by Beautiful Eulogy.

We will not lose heart
Even though this present age will waste away
We will surely suffer, but it’s a slight momentary trouble
The deconstruction is painful, but the transformation is beautiful
When we the children of God are crushed under the heavy affliction of this world, be reminded that it’s weightless in comparison to the eternal measure of God’s glory
We have lost our eyes for the unseen and have swallowed the false hope of the visible
We must realize the empty grave and revel in the certainty of His resurrection with assurance of renewal, considering it worthy to suffer for the faith
So we will worship while we wait

Good work, men!
Don’t forget Saturday coffee

Racket on the Courts

THE SCENE: Warm, overcast, ground was a little damp.

20 SSH, 10 Merkin pumpers, 10 boxer jacks, warm up lap: butt kicks, high knees, side lunges, sprint, hold plank.
Part 1: tennis courts | 25 min

Start at baseline. Crab walk 1 court, 5 reps. Bear crawl 2nd court, 10 reps. Crab walk, 15. Bear crawl, 20. Run back to start.

  • Merkin pumpers all the way down
  • Then single count side lunge all the way down
  • Bear hops
  • Rinse and repeat

Indian run long lap back to grinder. 5 min

Part 2: grinder | 25 min

Now, do all exercises in a row. 5 reps, then 10, 15, 20. When you need a break, run to pull up bars and 2 pull ups. Be sure to fully extend your arms.

  • Up and over merkins single count
  • Iron squat leaps (Iron squat where you jump over the cmu)
  • CMU curl/overhead press
  • Rince and repeat after 20 reps (i.e. back to 5 reps)

20 ankle touches in cadence, 10 six inch crunches, 20 shoulder taps, 10 six inch crunches, 10 super man swims, 10 six inch crunches. Calf raises for time.
8 PAX including 1 2.0

You never know what someone is going through. There is still a lot of bad out in the world. And even when you look at someone, you don’t know what is going on inside for them. So reach out. Connect. Find that one small good thing you can do today, and do it. Maybe in March you can raise some awareness for the hurting people of the world. Do 100 reps of something every day, and show your willingness to reach out and connect with the hurting. Invite them in even if it makes your day a little harder. You might need them as much as they need you.


Arsenal Launch on Saturday March 6! Let’s keep the covid guidelines in mind to help any new folks feel good about coming.

Love is Kind – Unlike this Beatdown

THE SCENE: At least it wasn’t windy… 37 and rain…

20 fast SSH IC

Warmup lap: butt kicks, high knees, lunge, side shuffle.

Mosey over to Home Run Hill, stop at each stop sign. 5, 10, 15, and 20 jump squats

At Home Run Hill:

  • 5 dimond merkins run down hill
  • 5 mountain man poopers run to monkey bars
  • 5 pull-ups run to swings
  • 5 groiners run back to top

Repeat with 10, 15, and 20. Alternate 10 mountain climbers and 10 star jumps for the six.

  • 5 wide merkins run down hill
  • 5 iron squats run to monkey bars
  • 5 monkey climbers run to swings
  • 5 reverse groiners run up hill

Repeat with 10, 15, 20. Alternate 10 mountain climbers and 10 star jumps for the six.

  • 5 merkins
  • 5 squats
  • 5 toes to bars

Ran out of time to repeat. Run back to AO. Stop for some PAX picks at each stop sign.

20 Shoulder taps in cadence. Ladder climbers for time.

4 HIMs


We all have different things we are called to do, but we all must love. Love is not a feeling but a choice. Sometimes a hard choice like getting up early to workout in the cold and rain. So go love others.

Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues. Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? Do all possess gifts of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? But earnestly desire the higher gifts. And I will show you a still more excellent way. If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.
1 Corinthians 12:27‭-‬31 and 13:1-8a
https://bible.com/bible/59/1co.12.27-31.ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/1co.13.1-8.ESV

Fins B-Day Q on Thursday!


THE SCENE: Wind and some bits of snow here and there.

20 SSH IC, 10 tempo merkins IC, 10 tempo squats IC

Warmup lap around the parking lot: butt kicks on first side, high knees on second side, stretch lunge half way on third side, jog and big daddy arm circles on second half of third side, sprint fourth side

mmhmm… start at baseline with 5 reps, next line 10, 15, then 20. Bear crawl between each line. Jog to the end for 5 pull-ups. Jog back. 20, 15, 10, and 5, crab walk between each line. Then start on the next exercise.

mmhmm stands for:

  • Merkins
  • Monkey humpers (single count)
  • Hammers (4 count)
  • Mountain Climbers (4 count)
  • Mountain Man Poopers (i.e. TN rocking chair)

If you finish all 5 rounds, repeat the warmup lap until the six catches up, or time is up.

Note: check the exicon. They really are called Mountain Man Poopers….

20 Hello Dolly IC, 10 side tri rise on each side OYO, 10 Aqua Man IC

How many men can break a CMU? Most if not all. A chimp could break one if it wanted. How man men can build a CMU? Fewer. How many men can restore a brocken CMU to full strength when it has been broken? Even fewer. It is easy to break things. Our relationships can be broken by harsh words or neglect. Our faith can be broken in the same way if we let it. But you men got up early to build up your bodies. Keep that going throughout the day. Build up your relationships. Build up your faith. It is the harder, but better way. How much more precious is it that our God restores our brokenness? Let us image Him today and be builders and restorers.

Blood Drive on Friday. Check the slack for more details. CSAUP at lakeshore park on Saturday Morning. Beer Ruck on Saturday night.